Frankie (John Darrow), a young prizefighter, wins a fixed boxing match as part of a crime boss's (Matthew Betz) plan to have him build up a following and then have him throw a championship fight.
Later, while training, Frankie meets Mary (Merna Kennedy) as she is going to church with her family, and he begins a romance with her.
The crime boss orders Frankie to stay away from Mary, while continuing to arrange for Frankie to win more fights.
Just before Frankie's fight with the champion, he and the boss have an argument.
Their plans to fix the fight are overheard by Mary's young brother (Mickey Rooney), which soon leads to a tense situation.
June 18, 2011 Subject:
They Don't Make 'Em Like This Anymore
And Thank God for that. A little fast paced boxing movie with a too bland lead, John Darrow. A bottom of the barrel script and a 12 year old Mickey Rooney in a minor role and he's not too irritating. Any pluses? Yes. Good Print and sound and complete for a "lost" film. Directed by film jack-of-all-trades over the years, Al Herman. Good sets. Very fast paced, but totally phony. Very good work by various supporting players, Matthew Betz, Frank LaRue, Kit Guard among others. A relic, but worth a look for film buffs only. On that basis, enjoy.